CSA confirms getting IPL hosting offer

CSA confirms getting IPL hosting offer
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Mar 22 2009. 05 09 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Mar 22 2009. 05 09 PM IST
Cape Town: After initially denying any approach by the BCCI, Cricket South Africa on Sunday said IPL officials have contacted them on the possibility of hosting the second edition of the Twenty20 tournament in the country.
Only on Saturday, Majola had dismissed any talks of South Africa hosting the IPL as “rumours”.
“CSA has had no official approach in this regard either from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or the IPL and we do not know where these rumours are emanating from,” he had said on Saturday.
But after BCCI on Sunday announced that the IPL would be shifted out of India, Majola said his board has been contacted by its Indian counterpart though nothing concrete has yet come out.
“We received an official approach this morning to be one of several options they are considering to host the tournament outside India. We do not know what the other options are and it is not for us to comment on that,” Majola said in a statement.
“At this stage we are looking forward to holding discussions with IPL officials to discuss the proposal in detail.
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First Published: Sun, Mar 22 2009. 05 09 PM IST